Earthquake in Turkey and Greece leaves at least two dead in Kos

6.5 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands, injuring another 200 people.

Ferries to Kos were however suspended after the port suffered damage.

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Greek government spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, said that in contrast to the Lesbos earthquake the damage on Kos was limited. “Slowly, slowly life is returning to normality,” he said.

The UK Foreign Office has advised British tourists to follow the advice of local authorities and tour operators.

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More than 600 people died in October 2011 in Turkey’s eastern province of Van after a quake of 7.2 magnitude and powerful aftershocks.In 1999, two massive earthquakes killed about 20,000 people in the densely populated northwest of the country.A 5.9-magnitude quake in 1999 killed 143 people in Greece.

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